Three Mount Vernon Nazarene College athletes were recently recognized for their performances during the week of September 21-27.
Rachel Widener, a junior outside hitter from Elyria, Ohio, was selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association National Volleyball Player of the Week. In 20 games, she pounded 56 kills with a .435 attack percentage. She also recorded seven aces, 10 assists, 14 blocks, and 92 digs. She led the Lady Cougars to the Wazie Invitational title and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Mandy Hendrickx, a senior setter from Hudson, Ohio, was honored as the American Mideast Conference Setter of the Week. Hendrickx averaged 6.20 assists per game as MVNC remained unbeaten with six victories. She also served up 11 aces in 87 serving attempts with just one error, and she recorded 54 digs. She joined Widener on the Wazie Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Josh Bush, a senior goalkeeper from Mount Vernon, Ohio, was tabbed as the NCCAA National Men's Soccer Goalkeeper of Week. Bush recorded his school record-tying fifth shutout of the season and tied the school record with the 13th shutout of his career. (Bush has since claimed both records as his own with another shutout on Tuesday against Cedarville College.)
The women's volleyball team is currently 21-0 overall and 6-0 in the AMC. The Lady Cougars will return to action on Thursday when the team travels to Glenville State (WV) College for a 7:00 p.m. non-conference match.
The men's soccer team is currently 7-2-0 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play. The Cougars will host Ohio Valley (WV) College on Thursday in a non-conference match that is scheduled to kick-off at 4:00 p.m.